UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN 1 KAEA2217 ASSIGNMENT 1

AHMAD AIMAN BIN ZULKIFLI KEA090001

When bamboo used as reinforcement. The elasticity of bamboo make it useful for area that frequently hit by an earthquake. . The bamboo is in its size.Bamboo as Reinforced Material Placed in concrete Bamboo has been used as a construction material for centuries. Bamboo s modulus of elasticity is almost same with concrete which make it suitable as reinforcement for concrete. This is because bamboo has very good strength and can be easily transported. But we may apply waterproof coating on the bamboo to prevent it from absorbing water.5×106 Bamboo has a high tensile strength that can help concrete that has low tensile strength to become a reinforced concrete with high tensile strength. The reinforcement by diaphragms and its physical conditions cause its enormous superiority compared to other building materials. Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Reinforcement Mechanical properties of bamboo reinforcement Mechanical Property Symbol Ultimate compressive strength Allowable compressive stress s Ultimate tensile strength Allowable tensile stress s Allowable bond stress u Modulus of elasticity E Value (psi) 8. The lightness of bamboo make it easier to be transported to the construction site and the overall structure weight can be greatly reduced at the same time the strength of the structure remain strong. lightness and strength is an extreme product of nature. the load required to cause failure to the concrete is 4 to 5 times higher than a concrete without no reinforcement.000 50 2.000 4. It is stable and because of its cavities an extreme light and elastic building material.000 4.000 18. Bamboo cannot corrode or rusting when exposed to water compared to steel but it still can absorb water so it may expand.

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